Fenwick W. Constantine

4 October 1865–
Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Fenwick W.

When Fenwick W. Constantine was born on 4 October 1865, in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Pharez J. Constantine jr., was 38 and his mother, Hannah M. Wade, was 33. He married Annie Robinson on 1 December 1886, in Highlands, Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Lower Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881.

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Fenwick W. Constantine
Annie Robinson
Marriage: 1 December 1886
Charles Constantine
Ruth Constantine

Spouse and Children

1 December 1886
Highlands, Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Charles Constantine


    Ruth Constantine


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 4

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a medieval personal name, Latin Constantinus, a derivative of Constans ( see Constant ). The name was popular in Continental Europe, and to a lesser extent in England, as having been borne by the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, Constantine the Great ( ?280–337 ), in whose honor Byzantium was renamed Constantinople. In some cases the name may be an Americanized form of one of the many cognates in other languages, in particular Greek Konstantinos.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name or regional name for someone from Cotentin (Coutances) in Manche, France ( see Constance 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fenwick Constantine in household of Pharez Constantine, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Fenwick W Constantine, "United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906"
  • Fenwick Constantine in entry for Ruth Constantine, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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